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05-06-2020, 13:33   #1
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Samsung QE55Q85R

Richersounds are doing a good EUR price on this at the moment at €999. Has been bouncing around £950 recently but the EUR price equates to £900 so best it's been for some time. Free delivery (I got mine next day) and the usual 6 year cover:

https://euro.richersounds.ie/p-20394...px?swapstore=1

Also, if in the market for a soundbar, they are doing £400 off a panasonic soundbar when bought with any 4k tv. While it doesn;t get outstanding reviews, this one is retailing for around £600 so to get it for £300 is more than decent - don;t think there is anything around the £300 mark in that bracket. RS had it for £599 originally so could be got for £199, but they bumped it up late last week.

https://www.richersounds.com/promoti...-schtb900.html
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Would you not get OLED at this price range?



QLED seems inferior to OLED.
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People may chose to, this is for people in the market for an alternative to OLED (risk of screen burn etc).
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Would you not get OLED at this price range?



QLED seems inferior to OLED.
Was just about to ask the same thing. I'm not up to date with the latest telly's. Our Samsung smart is close to 9 years old and we're due a new one.
Many have recommended LG OLED. Specifically the C9, but prices are still quite high. So might settle for a B9 instead.
Never spent more than €800 on a telly. No gamers in the house. Just mainly Netflix and soarview, but I do appreciate a 100hz refresh rate. Is there anything out there that's decent and comparable to an LG OLED?
Tbh if I was going to spend €900+, might as well go for an LG OLED
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Wonder would Richersounds / John Mc do a Boardsie offer if a few of us were looking to pull the trigger on B9 / C9's?
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05-06-2020, 16:21   #6
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Was just about to ask the same thing. I'm not up to date with the latest telly's. Our Samsung smart is close to 9 years old and we're due a new one.
Many have recommended LG OLED. Specifically the C9, but prices are still quite high. So might settle for a B9 instead.
Never spent more than €800 on a telly. No gamers in the house. Just mainly Netflix and soarview, but I do appreciate a 100hz refresh rate. Is there anything out there that's decent and comparable to an LG OLED?
Tbh if I was going to spend €900+, might as well go for an LG OLED

I would strongly recommend an OLED...I got my first OLED 3 years ago (the B7 ) and don't think I could go back tbh and currently waiting for the next gen B10 OLED I guess dunno if it will come out this year or what
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People may chose to, this is for people in the market for an alternative to OLED (risk of screen burn etc).
There’s very little risk of screen burn these days.
It’s the equivalent of people not buying a Skoda ‘cause they used to be rubbish

If you’re looking at spending this sort of money for a 55” tv, you’d be mad not to push the budget for an OLED.
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If you intend on holding onto a TV for more than 5yrs, I would not buy an OLED. The brightness will degrade overtime to as much as 50% of the level it was at when the panel was new. The screen burn problem has been fixed, but not the brightness deterioration issue, it is a physical property of the organic diodes in the panel.
An LCD/ QLED can't be beat for reliability and if you read reviews of QLED vs OLED, you will find that there is not actually that much of a difference in the image qualities. The two technologies have their pro's and con's.
Weigh up what suits your needs best.

https://www.techhive.com/article/323...r-oled-tv.html
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/oled-vs-led/
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Brightness isn’t that big a deal when colours are popping next to pure black.
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Well, I've only had my OLED 3 years but it has LOTS of hours on it probably more than most and have had no brightness or screen burn issues. I have seen QLED vs OLED in person and IMO the OLED still pops out and that was in a well lit room...I think in a dark-ish room the OLED would have popped more...

I think now OLED has no downsides...absolutely amazing for movies and great for gaming now as well with very low input lag and gsync/freesync n all that stuff, if you intend on watching high quality content (HDR/high bit rate/high res etc) then I think there's only one way to go (just my 2 cents)
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If you intend on holding onto a TV for more than 5yrs, I would not buy an OLED.
That article says you'd have to watch for 5 hours a day for over 50 years to hit 50% reduction in brightness.

Regardless of how exaggerated that is, I don't think it's an issue for any normal household.

I think it'd be pretty mad personally to buy an LED tv when OLED was in the same price range.
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I would strongly recommend an OLED...I got my first OLED 3 years ago (the B7 ) and don't think I could go back tbh and currently waiting for the next gen B10 OLED I guess dunno if it will come out this year or what
I got my B7 two years ago and tbh I can see it being the primary telly until it starts to act up.
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Sorry to drag up an old thread but looking at upgrading the TV to a 55 inch and possibly an OLED, would you get a decent one for 1k - 1.2k? Did anyone in this thread buy an OLED they could recommend, there was talk of an LG above. Cheers.
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The LG OLED B9 is a good set, and in your budget. Comes with a 5 year warranty from Currys (if they're local) or 6 years from Richersounds.

You won't regret it.
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Go with richer sounds all the way.

They have just replaced my tv that I bought off them 4 years ago. They gave me a brand new replacement TV, 2020 model
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